Recology Totes: A San Francisco Upcycling Treat


Deprecated: Non-static method C_Photocrati_Settings_Manager::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /nas/content/live/scgh/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_gallery_display/class.displayed_gallery.php on line 132

Deprecated: Non-static method C_Photocrati_Settings_Manager_Base::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /nas/content/live/scgh/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/non_pope/class.photocrati_settings_manager.php on line 272

Deprecated: Non-static method C_Photocrati_Settings_Manager::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /nas/content/live/scgh/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_gallery_display/class.displayed_gallery.php on line 132

Deprecated: Non-static method C_Photocrati_Settings_Manager_Base::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /nas/content/live/scgh/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/non_pope/class.photocrati_settings_manager.php on line 272

sgh-recycle-tote-2

By Erika F. Washington

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is known for its progressive thinking and has been a leader on the eco-friendly scene for many years. The SF-based company Recology, which has been collecting, recycling, and repurposing the city”s waste for more than 90 years, just introduced an innovative way to upcycle its employees” old work uniforms.

Together with SFMade and Debi Fong of UPsicle, Recology took uniforms worn by its waste collection drivers and used them to create fashionable tote bags. The workers” uniforms are symbolic of the movement to repurpose, recycle, casino online and reduce waste, online casino’s making them perfect for fashionable upcycling.

SFMade is a nonprofit corporation with headquarters in San Francisco and claims to be the only organization of its kind. It focuses on building San Francisco’s economic base by developing the local manufacturing sector, thereby creating job opportunities for individuals with less-typical education, experience, or skills. Like Recology, SFMade engages entrepreneurs and growing small companies that are based in and manufacture within San Francisco.

The seed to reuse the shirts of the refuse collectors was planted by one of Recology’s employees earlier this year. Each bag is made from one shirt, using all the material, down to the embroidered name tag, which gives each bag a distinct one-of-a-kind appearance. The bags have been such a hit with Recology’s own employees that they have practically run out of the 100 bags manufactured for the pilot program.

“To “recologize” is to make the best and highest use of all resources,” says Mary Sawai, community relations manager for Recology.  It is one of the main goals of this company that employs more than 2,600 people, she says.

To get your own tote bag, contact Mary Sawai: msawai@recology.com.

© 2011 SCGH, LLC. 

No Responses

  1. Pingback: Upcycling beyond crafts « Recology November 9, 2011

Add Comment

Art and Design Energy Star Green News Insider Interviews Lifestyle Success Stories Travel Videos
How to Choose the Right Light Bulb for Your Home
Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink….
A New Champion At The Weather Channel Answers All You Want To Know About The Weather But Were Afraid To Ask
Air sealing Apparel Appliances Bath Bed Body Care Books and DVDs Cabinets Children and babies Cleaning Composting Countertops Dry cleaning Electronics Energy Auditors and Home Performance Contractors Flooring Food Furniture Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) Holiday Home renovation helpers Home safety products Indoor Air Quality Insulation Landscaping and outdoors Lighting Lumber and panel products Miscellaneous Paints Finishes and Adhesives Passive Solar Personal Care Pest control (indoors) Pets Recycling Renewable energy Roofing products Siding Solar Transportation Waste Water Water fixtures and plumbing Windows skylights and doors
How to Choose the Right Light Bulb for Your Home
Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink….
Squeezing Water From A Rock